New Solar Rules at the FAA and Sandia’s Glare Analysis Tool
Recorded on April 29, 2014 (60 minutes)

Originally recorded April 29, 2014 

Open to SEIA members and non-members

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has updated its rules about siting solar project at or near airport facilities (78 FR 63276).  One key aspect of the new rules is guidelines about siting to avoid instances of glare, potentially dangerous reflections off of solar equipment.  Patrick Magnotta from the FAA will brief attendees on the new rules all developers should be aware of when siting a project near or on airport property.

Sandia National Labs has developed a free online tool to help developers avoid glare issues while maximizing annual energy production.  Dr. Cliff Ho will demonstrate the Solar Glare Hazard Analysis Tool (www.sandia.gov/glare) and provide tips for developers to better site their projects.

Become familiar with forthcoming rules from the Federal Aviation Administration governing solar power plants on/near airports.

Attendees ....

  • Became familiar with forthcoming rules from the Federal Aviation Administration governing solar power plants on/near airports.
  •  Gained an overview of the Solar Glare Hazard Analysis Tool developed by Cliff Ho at Sandia National Lab.  This software tool  aids developers in properly siting their projects near airports.

Who Should View 

All PV and CSP developers siting projects within 5 miles of an airport

Patrick Magnotta, Federal Aviation Administration
Clifford K. Ho, PhD, Sandia National Labs

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